Saturday, April 4, 2009

Check insurance deals cover garden items

2nd April 2009
As many as two in three householders are unaware whether their gardens are insured, despite a growing awareness of theft and vandalism. That is according to a new study carried out by M&S Money, which found that 67% of those green-fingered Britons polled have not checked to make sure if their insurance deals cover damage to or theft of plants, bushes, shrubs or even trees. This is in spite of the fact that 17% know at least one person who has been a victim of garden theft, while one in four people living in the north of England are likely to have seen their gardens vandalised. Judith Roberts, M&S insurance manager, said: "Householders often spend thousands of pounds securing their home to protect their family and property. "However, despite the huge amount of time and money invested in many gardens, security levels are often very poor, making them an attractive target for thieves and vandals."

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